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“Interesting Museum but small”

Lake Placid Olympic Museum
Ranked #5 of 54 things to do in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Make the Lake Placid Olympic Museum your first stop on a tour of America's Olympic hometown and be inspired by the stories of the Winter Games. Located in the same building as the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey game, the excitement of the Olympics lives on daily through displays and exhibits that visitors of all ages enjoy.
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

The museum had lots of sleds and uniforms etc but it was all contained in one room. Time needed was maximum one hour unless you want to watch videos on small monitors.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We would highly recommend starting your visits to the various Olympic locations at this museum, as there is much information here.

We decided to take the tour that was offered here (what a great bargain at $7/person!). The tour guide was WONDERFUL.......and we received lots of both general & local information about the Olympics from him! We HIGHLY recommend taking this tour!

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We did not take the guided tour through the complex but were told we could wander around on our own, so this is what our group opted to do. What an awesome feeling walking into the Herb Brooks Ice Arena where the 1980 Miracle on Ice happened!! Goose bumps........ Some pretty neat artifacts from that team scattered throughout the complex. And what was even better, is that try outs were going on for the Women's National Hockey Team!! We were able to see a goalie from our hometown scrimmage later that night and found out later she was chosen to compete on the team for her second Olympics! We also enjoyed seeing the 1934 arena....though the doors were locked...and walking on the outdoor speed skating oval. A great piece of Olympic History!!

Thank mlsnyder
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

A very small museum with mostly skating apparel. A collection of the torches of all previous Olympics are on display. The ice inks are available to watch the high school kids practice. Saw Paul Wahl teaching several students. Also the main rink is used by the girls hockey team for games . Watched USA battle Canada. This was part of a package when you buy a passport to see the whole Olympic village.

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We expected to see more about the Olympics during our time at Lake Placid. The museum is very small and is mostly a collection of skates and clothing. There's a LONG movie about Sonya Henne. We liked the display of posters and Olympic torches, We were able to see the 1932 and 1980 hockey arenas and could view the speed skating track. We asked at the museum if there was anything else to see and they said "Nope." As we left town we could see the ski jump in the distance. You would think they would have mentioned that at the museum??

Thank setter3
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